"People wished they could read such a book before experiencing the hard way."
That's totally right; the book explained the VC firm, funding game and so many insights not to make mistakes.
The use of BATNA while combined with book "getting to yes", became priceless.
In the early stage of developing the idea, I was full of dreams of grander and butterfly car doors. Although I could not comprehend some of the dry detail, I am grateful to be exposed to the knowledge and terms. Good reality check and good job with dry subject matter-hang in there, it was worth it for me.
This was a very useful book BUT a complimentary pdf with all the examples was necessary. Trying to calculate how much percentage each founder and investor has after 2 rounds of financing and after unique circumstances is challenging without a piece of paper.
Very informative, but most of it reads like a reference book. The authors give candid, specific and very usable advice for realistic situations.
for those looking to understand the world of vc financing and ipo's this should be your first stop. it's simple but covers complex topics with ease and will not bore you to death.
Exactly what I needed. I'm a product guy and had no idea how to raise capital. Now I speak the same language as the big boys.